Goop blasts ‘frivolous’ vagina-scented candle lawsuit

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Goop blasted a lawsuit filed against its vagina-scented candle as “frivolous.”

The Gwyneth Paltrow-founded lifestyle company responded to a lawsuit filed by a Texas resident named Colby Watson who claims the candle exploded after burning it for the first time for “an estimated three hours or less.”

“We’re confident this claim is frivolous and an attempt to secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product. We stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell,” a rep for Goop told Page Six Style on Tuesday.

“Here, Heretic—the brand that supplies the candle—has substantiated the product’s performance and safety through industry standard testing.”

In the class action filing, obtained by Page Six Style, Watson claimed he purchased the candle in January but didn’t light it until February, when it became “engulfed in high flames.”

Despite using the term “exploding,” the jar that contains the candle remains in tact but is “charred and black.” It also allegedly left a “black burn ring” on the nightstand.

A warning on the candle advises users not to burn it for more than two hours at a time, however Watson admitted in the complaint that he burned it for longer.

A source also tells Page Six Style that the Heretic candle has two sets of warnings, one of which is a disk on top of the candle that must be removed (and presumably noticed and/or read) before use. The candle also advises safety measures, including regular trimming of the wick. Safety measures are also included on the website.

Currently, the candle, of which Travis Barker is a proud owner, is sold out on both Goop’s and Heretic’s websites.

The lawsuit requests a jury trial and seeks triple compensation as well as punitive damages.

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